Community Engagement

Title: ASE Midsummer Conference

Start Date: July 20, 2023

Organization: Saturday Academy

Location: Portland

The Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) program connects motivated high school students with mentors in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pre-professional internships. The driving value behind the ASE program is that the interns should contribute to and learn from the mentor’s work.

Midsummer Conference

Thursday, July 20, 2023 – University of Portland

This conference is a full day of activities, and the only opportunity for all 74 of our ASE interns to meet each other in person. We have four objectives for the day:

  • Give students the opportunity to meet professionals and learn about careers outside of their internship area of focus.
  • Provide guidance for how to prepare a Symposium presentation.
  • Learn about the college application and selection process.
  • Make new friends!

Volunteer Needs Morning (8am-12:30pm):

  • Set up/clean up breakfast (and eat!)
  • Check in students and hand out packets
  • Check in guest speakers and workshop leaders
  • Provide directions to various campus locations
  • Set up/clean up outdoor activity (design/engineering challenge)
  • Set up lunch (and eat!)

CURRENT NEED: 8-10 Volunteers

Afternoon (12-4:30pm):

  • Assist with workshop setup as needed
  • Clean up lunch (and eat!)
  • Provide directions to various campus locations
  • Assist with workshop facilitation (pending need from leaders)
  • Set up/clean up ice cream social (and eat!)
  • Help pack up supplies at end of day

CURRENT NEED: 8-10 Volunteers